Develop a React Component with Mirage

Mock out API endpoints directly inside your React component so you can continue local development without any backend services.

Step 1: Install Mirage

First, make sure you've added Mirage to your project:

# Using npm
npm install --save-dev miragejs

# Using Yarn
yarn add --dev miragejs

Step 2: Create a Server alongside your networking code

Within a component file, import Server from Mirage, create a server, and start mocking out API endpoints that your code needs:

// src/App.js
import React, { useState, useEffect } from "react"
import { Server } from "miragejs"

let server = new Server()
server.get("/api/users", { users: [{ id: 1, name: "Bob" }] })

export default function App() {
  let [users, setUsers] = useState([])

  useEffect(() => {
    fetch("/api/users")
      .then((res) => res.json())
      .then((json) => {
        setUsers(json.users)
      })
  }, [])

  return (
    <ul>
      {users.map((user) => (
        <li key={user.id}>{user.name}</li>
      ))}
    </ul>
  )
}

You can now continue to develop your React component, mocking out your backend API endpoints with Mirage as you go.

Read the route handlers guide to learn more about writing route handlers.


Ready to share your mocking code across multiple components? Check out the guide on Sharing your server between development and testing.